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contentsmatters 14 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 19, 2015 8:43 AM Member since: May 15, 2005
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    David Hall selling again

    by dbtunr Feb 12, 2015 10:09 AM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Feb 19, 2015 8:43 AM Flag

    That's close to 60,000 shares that David Hall has sold this month, yet the stock is holding up. I'm still holding all shares but this is a concern and I'm thinking with another pop higher I might take some profits.

  • contentsmatters contentsmatters Feb 9, 2015 2:57 PM Flag

    Thanks for posting the numbers. I thought of selling after you posted this last week, but have held from the $14 level and the added buy a month ago at $20 and decided to keep holding based mainly on the dividend, which increased. In a sideways or down Dow and Nasdaq that I see this year, I think it makes sense to hold for the dividend and the possible small bump higher in share price this year. I'm surprised the Asian markets are not seeing a bigger pop higher, but expect that they will this year. I don't think raising prices is smart, as it discourages a lot of people from getting cards graded and I assume coins also.

  • contentsmatters contentsmatters Jan 30, 2015 1:52 PM Flag

    I admit I'm like you and in the back of my mind I do worry the same thoughts, but for me it's cards and not coins. But if worried why you can always sell your dupes and diversify and not be too heavy in any 1 collectible.

    Coins actually have a big advantage over baseball cards, comic books and other "mostly American" collectibles for long term value. They have worldwide appeal as do vinyl records and stamps. For my view, I could care less what some experts say because experts are wrong all the time. Baseball card experts said the industry was finished in the early 1990's and it's still going very strong. And when experts site silly examples like, "my kids aren't interested", that means nothing at all. My son is 12 and loves coins but has no interest at all in baseball cards; even though I'm just the opposite. And my dad loved stamps which always put me to sleep.

    Also remember that the internet is a major game changer and it's very possible that many of the younger collectors buy on the internet and see no reason to go to shows and pay more when the internet comes with better deals(for the most part). Anyway, if you look at the top dealers of baseball cards and coins on Ebay, you'll see their feedback numbers have remained huge for years, so it can't all be just the 50+ age group. With baseball cards, the top ebay dealers get more feedbacks now than they got 10 years ago, so to me it appears the number of collectors are growing for cards.

    I guess my point is that it is almost impossible to predict where any collectible goes. Here's a great example of the unpredictability of collecting. Who would have thought vinyl records would be more popular today than 15 years ago and that teenagers and kids in their 20's would be buying turntables at Best Buy and going to ebay to buy Led Zep? 10 years ago Best BUy had 1 turntable model and now they got more than 10 to choose from!

  • contentsmatters contentsmatters Jan 30, 2015 11:16 AM Flag

    If you go to any events for collectibles; be it cards, coins, vinyl records/music, comic books, stamps; you always have the bulk of people at least 40 and older or 50 and older. This doesn't mean all these collectibles die out. Card collectors have been calling for cards to die out for 25 years and is hasn't happened.

    I guess the concern is that those under 35 have a tougher cost of living to deal with due to college rising 500% or more the past 30 years and other costs. But if cards, stamps, coins, music shows all die out then it means the stock market and everything else also tanks because no one has any money left. But that's not going to happen. Plenty of Americans are doing just fine. Just live and enjoy your hobby because plenty of young people in America are also doing just fine, despite the doom and gloom that so many talk about!

  • contentsmatters contentsmatters Jan 30, 2015 11:10 AM Flag

    With cards, PSA really dominates and is by far the most respected. I would never consider sending in cards to the competitors. And with cards the grading is very accurate; I usually agree with PSA grading; only occasionally have disagreed

  • contentsmatters contentsmatters Jan 27, 2015 4:54 PM Flag

    If the coin was graded, why would you have it re-graded?

  • Reply to

    Dbtunr advice really bad again

    by billyteex1 Jan 23, 2015 11:58 AM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Jan 25, 2015 1:07 AM Flag

    the company continues to do well. I'm thinking the big pop higher in gold and silver this month might be helping and cards are alive and well also

  • contentsmatters contentsmatters Dec 20, 2014 3:05 AM Flag

    Amazon and Ebay were both $40 7 years ago and today Amazon is over $300 and Ebay is at $57. And no, neither one has split in these 7 years. Bezos has blown ebay and Donahoe completely away. Donahue has basically destroyed ebay. Ebay should be a $100stock easy,but Donahue chased millions of buyers and sellers away with 1 bad move after another. His criminal reward of $23 million is one more reason to never own ebay

  • Reply to

    Technical trivia

    by about_that_stock Dec 8, 2014 4:33 PM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Dec 12, 2014 4:30 PM Flag

    That's fairly heavy insider selling they've done in 3 of the last 4 months. The December 9th selling helped knock it down to under $22 level. I added shares earlier today in hopes the insider selling is done until the spring and that gold's nice pop higher since early November has got more coin collectors coming back to buy and the next set of numbers will show an increase in interest. Hoping CLCT follows the price of gold up a bit

  • Reply to

    Throw dbtunr

    by billyteex1 Dec 12, 2014 9:57 AM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Dec 12, 2014 12:47 PM Flag

    I thought he sold at $25 and didn't realize he had sold at $22 level. He was spot on calling the $25 top

  • Reply to

    Throw dbtunr

    by billyteex1 Dec 12, 2014 9:57 AM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Dec 12, 2014 12:45 PM Flag

    The stock will already be priced higher before the numbers you look at are published. The way to win is to buy BEFORE the numbers are posted

  • Reply to

    Throw dbtunr

    by billyteex1 Dec 12, 2014 9:57 AM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Dec 12, 2014 11:41 AM Flag

    probably a good time to buy after the 20% drop. Waiting for $15 and a 40% drop sounds greedy. Gold has had an excellent 10 days and appears to have bottomed a few weeks ago and the US dollar's strength will start to slip if it's a bad Xmas retail season or just an average Xmas retail season. I would think the coins would follow gold's recent pop and start to show an increase in sales, but that CLCT will rise in advance of the actual release of numbers. I think this big push lower was intended to drive out some weak hands so I just added to my position at $20.23 and will hope it works

  • Reply to

    that was quick

    by dbtunr Dec 12, 2014 10:55 AM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Dec 12, 2014 11:03 AM Flag

    sounds like the higher ups might not get their bonuses

  • Reply to

    Throw dbtunr

    by billyteex1 Dec 12, 2014 9:57 AM
    contentsmatters contentsmatters Dec 12, 2014 11:01 AM Flag

    dbtunr sold at $25 and was suggesting others also sell at $25

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